Partnerships Awards

You’ll notice that the Partnerships Awards 2015 has a new look. Now in its 17th year, we felt it was time for a more mature style.

Along with the new logo and website, we have introduced a category to reflect how the PPP market is also growing-up. ‘Best SPV Manager’ will look for companies who demonstrate how they are helping to get the most from projects over their lifespan.

The Awards has long been focused on the deals that have closed in the last two years. And although we will continue to recognise and reward companies for working on the latest projects in the market, it was only right that we also credit the work that is being done on operational schemes. After all, one of the best arguments for the use of PPP is that the public sector should benefit from infrastructure that continues to deliver over the life of the contract.

Finally, we have decided to split our accommodation category into ‘Best Health Project’, ‘Best Housing Project’ and ‘Best Education Project’. Last year we had over 20 entries for this category and we felt it was time to give projects the opportunity of going up against similar deals. The wide range of projects is what makes this industry so diverse, but our judges found it hard to compare schemes so different in size and scope.

Here at Partnerships Bulletin we felt that the awards in June was one of the best yet, with 150 entries and over 700 guests. We are now aiming to top that in 2015.

Good luck with your entries and we hope to see you at the Park Plaza on 14 May.

 

Amanda Nicholls
Publisher
Partnerships Bulletin and P3 Bulletin